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Shipbuilding in North Carolina, 1688-1918

By William N. Still Jr., Richard A. Stephenson

Shipbuilding in North Carolina, 1688-1918

474 pp., 8.5 x 11, 25 halftones, 5 tables, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6494-6
    Published: May 2021

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

In their comprehensive and authoritative history of boat and shipbuilding in North Carolina through the early twentieth century, William Still and Richard Stephenson document for the first time a bygone era when maritime industries dotted the Tar Heel coast. The work of shipbuilding craftsmen and entrepreneurs contributed to the colony’s and the state’s economy from the era of exploration through the age of naval stores to World War I. The study includes an inventory of 3,300 ships and 270 shipwrights.

About the Authors

William Still Jr. is professor emeritus in the Thomas Hariot College of Arts and Sciences at ECU. He was associated with the Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology Program at ECU from its inception until his retirement and is author of Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads (1985) and Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I (2006).
For more information about William N. Still Jr., visit the Author Page.

Richard Stephenson is professor emeritus in the Thomas Hariot College of Arts and Sciences at ECU. He was associated with the Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology Program at ECU from its inception until his retirement and is author of numerous archaeology and maritime history monographs and articles in professional journals.
For more information about Richard A. Stephenson, visit the Author Page.